Hungary 1695-KB thaler Dav-3264

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Sincona sale 26, lot 4287
This specimen was lot 4287 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$432 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1695. Kremnitz. Fast vorzüglich. (kingdom of Hungary, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1695, Kremnitz mint. choice extremely fine.)"
This type, struck 1681-1700 in many varieties (Dav-3260, -3261, -3262, -3262A, -3262B, -3263, -3263A, -3264, -3265), is common. This variety, struck 1695-99, is listed as one of the more common thalers of the period. Hungary in 1695 had been freshly reconquered by the Austrians from the Turks but was not part of the Empire.

Recorded mintage: 443,000.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28.44 g.

Catalog reference: KM 214.8, Huszar 1374. Dav-3264.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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